Idaho Criminal History Unit
      Monday, April 21, 2014


Criminal History Home Page
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare conducts criminal history background checks on various classes of individuals who have access to, or provide care or services to children or vulnerable adults, as required by regulation. The criminal history background check is a fingerprint based check of state and national crime records and various registries.
ATTN: The Idaho State Police is experiencing difficulties processing fingerprints submitted by us. Our background check processing capabilities are severely affected by this. Unfortunately, clearances will be delayed. We apologize for this inconvenience.
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What is a criminal history background check? When is an applicant cleared?
Who needs to be checked? What is the cost?
How long does a background check take? How often do I need a background check?
How do I get a background check? What is a disqualifying offense?
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